The History and Evolution of the Jaguar E-Type

If you’re interested in knowing a thing or two about classic cars, you probably want to know more about the Jaguar E-Type, one of the most famous performance automobiles in existence. This car revolutionized the automobile industry from 1961 until its production ended in 1975. Over the years, Jaguar made a lot of changes to the car in order to keep up with both customer demand and the times. When production ended, fans of the car were understandably distraught. There was a brief attempt at reviving this particular line back in 2007, but the idea died out before anything really got off the ground. Fortunately, some of the individuals at Jaguar refused to let it go and the car was once again revived with a modern day version of the E-Type. The first-of-its-kind appeared in 2014 and is still being produced to this day, although the most recent models will officially be known as 2017 models. You can find out more about how the most recent version of this car evolved in the paragraphs below.

2014 Jaguar E-Type

There is nothing average about the 2014 Jaguar E-Type. It’s considered a lightweight version of the original, something that was originally produced during the 1963 and 1964 model years. As a matter of fact, this is the car that was produced specifically for racing during its original run and that’s exactly the same thing it was used for during its revival. Original plans were to build 18 of the cars, but so far only 12 have come into existence. You might consider the modern day version of the automobile to be a more updated example of the original. It was so important for Jaguar to use the original plans to build the car that it was actually constructed in a step-by-step fashion in order to ensure that those plans were not deviated from.

2015 Jaguar E-Type

2015 saw a continuation of the same cars that were revitalized during the 2014 model year, all of them specifically built for the racetrack as well. There really weren’t any differences in the cars themselves, as they were all built to the same exact specifications, based on the original automobile. Of course, the more modern vehicles utilizes lighter materials and power plants with increased horsepower, but they are largely the same as their older counterparts.

2016 Jaguar E-Type

Jaguar was somewhat disappointed that in two years of racing the newer E-Type, major wins had not yet occurred. The car has been successful on the race track, but it has not enjoyed the same success that it’s predecessor did. However, it hasn’t changed the minds of the people at Jaguar. They believe in the project they’re working on. They also believe that in the end, they will find a way to allow this car to reclaim the former glory it once enjoyed.

2017 Jaguar E-Type

2017 marks the end of the run for the modern-day E-Type. During this year, Jaguar agreed to go ahead and build cars in order to fulfill the original agreement for 18 cars. As is the case with the ones that were built before it, there is no assembly line in existence here. Instead, each car is meticulously built by hand and it’s designed specifically to reflect the same characteristics of the early 1960s models. As previously mentioned, these cars are virtual clones of the ones that were popular decades ago, with the major differences being the use of more modern-day materials. Aside from that fact, the car remains largely unchanged from one model year to the next.

The thing that makes the Jaguar E-Type unique is that it’s designed for the racetrack. Perhaps even more importantly, it’s a car that was ordered to be built by hand. When it’s all said and done, six newer cars will join the 12 that have already been built. Each one is practically a clone of the other, yet they are all built by hand. Most of the cars will see time on the race track and when they’re done, they will go to collectors. As a matter of fact, many of them have already been pre-ordered by collectors of Jaguar automobiles. This ensures that just like the models built during the 1960’s, the more recent line of E-Type Jaguar vehicles will continue on well into the future.

 

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